Voltaique Panoramique Volume 1: Popular Music In Ouagadougou [coll] – [Kindred Spirits]
Upper Volta – now known as Burkina Faso – produced a lot of popular music in the 1960’s and 1970’s, mostly on 7″ 45’s. Influences are local, French pop, American, and from neighboring countries in Africa. Nice guitar, vocals, brass, and keyboard work. Mostly toe tapping, danceable beats with some more melancholy sound on side D. Fascinating!